Doha - Information Office - February 24
HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani held Thursday two phone calls with HE Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, and HE Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba.
During the two phone calls, the latest developments in the crisis between Russia and Ukraine were reviewed.
HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs expressed Qatar's concern over this escalation and its repercussions. He urged all parties to exercise restraint and resolve the dispute through constructive dialogue and diplomatic methods and the settlement of international disputes by peaceful means. He urged all parties to not take any steps that would escalate the situation.
His Excellency stressed the need to ensure the safety of civilians as a top priority.
His Excellency affirmed Qatar's position and commitment to the United Nations Charter and the well-established principles of international law, including obligations under the Charter to settle international disputes by peaceful means, refrain from the threat or use of force, and adhere to sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of states.